Musuem Spotlight on First Female Oxbridge Professor

Following the recent renovation of Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, there is now a permanent display commemorating the achievements of the archaeologist, Dorothy Garrod, elected Disney Professor of Archaeology at the department in Cambridge in 1939. Not only was she the first, and only, woman to hold this title, she was the very first female Oxbridge professor.

You can read more about Dorothy Garrod’s career in an article published on the Cambridge News website here, based on research conducted by Dr Pamela Jane Smith at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The display can be viewed at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology in Cambridge city centre during usual opening hours; 10:30am-4:30pm on Tuesday-Saturday, and admission is free.

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